Equipment for the Three Peaks Yacht Race

Several different ranges of equipment are required for each area of the Three Peaks Yacht Race:

  1. Sailing
  2. Travel from port to mountains
  3. Climbing the mountains


Assuming anyone taking part would be a seasoned sailor, the first aspect will remain uncommented - so much variation and choice is available depending on how you like to sail that this would not be practical.

Travel from port to mountain

This section also allows for some variation, unless taking part in the organised PowerBar Three Peaks Yacht Race. Should you be, suitable cycling equipment is required as well as suitable nutrition for running a long distance.

Climbing the mountains

Included here is a modified list of equipment that would be required for the National Three Peaks Challenge. The main issue is the differing distance that you will be from your transportation, meaning more food and water need to be carried.

To carry in backpack:

  • Map
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Mobile phone
  • Pre-prepared food
  • Spare socks
  • Crampons
  • First aid kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • Toilet paper
  • Thin gloves
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Waterproofs
  • Glucose tablets
  • Survival blanket
  • Balaclava
  • Optional walking poles

Equipment worn:

  • Mountaineering boots
  • Sports compression top and bottoms
  • Lightweight walking trousers
  • Sports top
  • Jumper / hoodie

Leave in the boat:

  • Changes of climbing clothes
  • 6 * 2 litre bottles of water
  • Pre-made sandwiches